New Covenant Affirmations Curriculum Now Available

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CHICAGO, IL (July 16, 2007) – New curriculum to help churches study and discuss the six central affirmations of the Evangelical Covenant Church is now available. The material is free.

“Exploring Covenant Affirmations” includes a DVD and study guide – the study guide is included on the disc.

AffirmationsEach section of the DVD focuses on a particular affirmation and is eight to 10 minutes long. An additional chapter focuses on the common Christian affirmations. A two-minute promotional section and an overview of all six Covenant affirmations also are on the disc.

“This is the first major attempt to present content to new and old congregations about the 2005 Covenant Affirmations,” notes Mary Miller, director of the Making Connections Initiative at North Park Theological Seminary and project development leader. “It’s appropriate to have the seminary teachers and denominational leaders provide input. It’s great to see them in leadership in this way.”

The curriculum was introduced to delegates during the 122nd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Portland, Oregon. Doreen Olson, executive minister of the Department of Christian Formation, which helped create the material, describes it as “formative, informative and flexible” and especially ideal for classrooms or small group settings.

“As a former video producer, I am very impressed,” says Rick Carlson, pastor of Roseville Covenant Church in Roseville, Minnesota, who provided leadership a few years ago for the Covenant documentary Monganga Paul. “The clarity of the script makes the Covenant Affirmations accessible to unchurched seekers, and yet provides great insight for people who are mature in Christ.”

Churches interested in ordering the free material should visit the online Covenant Bookstore and select the affirmations DVD link, where detailed ordering instructions will be found. Churches also should have received a mailed brochure with an order form.

A Lilly Foundation grant funded the project through the Making Connections Initiative at North Park Theological Seminary.

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